Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

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Apply your knowledge of software and programming to your passion

Our Bachelor of Art degree gives you the flexibility to incorporate a wide range of interests. You will still be focusing on software and software systems but now you can see how to apply the knowledge you are learning. 

This degree in computer science will allow you to work in many industries. Computer systems analysis and design, programming, network administration and web site development are just a few areas you can explore.

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Computer Systems Analysts

2015 Median Pay - $85,800 per year
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How to Apply

All students who are interested in an engineering and computer science degree should apply through the Wright State University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants should indicate their desired major on their application.

If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college. Direct Admit status is only available to Direct From High School students who apply for fall admission; and have a 3.25 GPA or better and have no less than a 25 Comp ACT or 1160 SAT score. Direct Admit students are advised in the department of their major within the college.


4 Year Program Guide

We will revise our programs to keep them as current as possible. Your advisor will go over your options if there is a change.

Update:  Summer 2016-Program has been changed to meet the university's rule of 120 credit hours for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Focus Areas
  • Fast Track program
  • Computer Science and Computer Infrmation Science MultiAge Licensure
  • Objectives and Outcomes

Dual Majors

  • Computer Science and English (BA)
  • Computer Science and History (BA)
  • Computer Science and Philosophy (BA)

Objectives

Program educational objectives describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.  Three to five years after matriculation, graduates of our Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science program will be:

  • Expert: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing.
  • Agile: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies.
  • Engaged: Graduates demonstrate an appreciation for the professional, social, ethical, and leadership roles of computing professionals.
  • Applied: Graduates can apply computing and software development principles to a diverse range of domains, such as analytics, data science, informatics, management, etc.

Outcomes

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science will have:

  • an ability to aply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process,component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal..
  • an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  • an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuales, organizations, and society.
  • recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to aply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer secience theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.